I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Banana Boat® Sun Care. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Summer fun with Dad #BBBestSummer  #sponsored #MC

We covered fun things to do with kids this summer when you’re wishing the weekdays would speed by, but how about the weekends? I don’t know about you, but I count down the days until Saturday when my husband is home with us and we can do bigger adventures together as a family.

One of our favorite things to do together is head over to Alki Beach and ride bikes along the shore. There are a bunch of rental places where you can get surreys, tandem bikes or bike trailers so the whole family can ride together — it’s such a fun way to spend a few hours together.

We’re also trying to take better advantage of all the cool hiking places around here. I’ve heard about some great hikes for toddlers and preschoolers, but even if we’re just out exploring the woods behind our park I think it’s fun to explore together and get a little exercise while we’re at it. When Dad’s along, every outing is an adventure.

Fun in the Sun with Dad #BBBestSummer #MC #Sponsored

Banana Boat® Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men

That’s why it’s great to bring along Banana Boat® Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men — the first Banana Boat sunscreen designed specifically for men. It was created after a 2012 survey from The Skin Cancer Foundation that revealed men over age 50 are twice as likely to develop skin cancer as women — but only 51% of men in the US admitted to using sunscreen in the past 12 months!  My husband is in the minority on this one — he’s always careful to put on sunscreen, and loves Banana Boat! Probably because our Seattle skin isn’t ever used to seeing sunshine.  The survey also showed that men are less knowledgeable than women about the proper ways to protect themselves from the sun.

Banana Boat® Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men uses ActiveProtect Technology, plus heavy-duty broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection for when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Its light-weight formula combats odor, even while sweating, and hydrates the skin — plus, it smells pretty manly. Both the Banana Boat® Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men Lotion and the Clear UltraMist® are available in SPF 30 and 50+.

And, don’t forget — Banana Boat® is giving you the chance to have the Best Summer Ever with a sweepstakes full of family prizes, including a grand prize of a family trip to a Treehouse Resort. You can enter on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BananaBoatBrand until July 31, 2014.